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Nato defence spending falls despite promises to reverse cuts

March 4, 2015 by IPB

By Jonathan Beale

Colin Archer of IPB comments: It is disappointing to see both the BBC and the European Leadership Network bewailing the continuing (though still small) decline in military spending. And also that they persist in using the “% of GDP” comparison, whereas if they looked at the actual proportion of government spending as a whole the percentage would be much higher.

Despite the Ukraine crisis and increasing tensions with Russia, most Nato members are doing little to reverse the decline in their defence spending. 

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